Find a Student Placement
As a learning and teaching organization, Access Alliance is committed to providing enriched placement opportunities for students looking for field placements, particularly those who are from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds. Students are recognized as a valued and important part of helping to further Access Alliance’s strategic directions.
We accept a limited number of college and university students who express an interest in improving the health outcomes of marginalized populations, particularly refugees and newcomers. Opportunities for students may be available in health promotion (youth, women, or community engagement and volunteerism), health administration and non-profit management, community-based research, social work and counselling, settlement, nutrition, and medical services.
Due to the high volume of requests we receive for student placements and a limited number of Access Alliance staff who are available to supervise students, we regret that we are unable to find placements for everyone who applies. Securing a placement with us depends on whether your learning requirements and skills are a good fit with the current and emerging needs of our agency. We only accept applications that are submitted properly through our online Student Placement Application platform and target specifically one of the posted positions below. Please read the placement posting carefully before making an application.
Current Placement Opportunities
- Newcomer Youth Program Assistant (Winter)
- Among Friends (LGBTQ+ Newcomer) Program Assistant (Winter)
- Community Health Worker (Winter)
- Seniors Fitness Program Placement Student
A Student Placement Experience
Wondering what it is like to do your placement at Access Alliance?
Read our blog post “By teaching, we learn” on the teaching and learning experiences of four pairs of students and their respective preceptors (field educators) in 2022.
Student Training Program
Every fall Access Alliance offers a free training program for students from various disciplines who are interested in working with immigrants and refugees. Students currently completing a field placement at any agency are welcome to register for any or all sessions. Students who successfully complete all three workshops will receive a certificate.
Stay tuned for upcoming sessions!
Please note: Due to public health guidelines and organizational precautions around COVID-19, Access Alliance requires all staff, volunteers and students to be fully vaccinated. While onsite at Access Alliance, you may be required to wear a mask and follow the agency’s infection control protocol.
We welcome and encourage immigrants and refugees to have their student placement with us! We encourage applications from students who reflect the broad diversity of communities we work with, including those from racialized and 2SLGBTQ2+ communities.